Light on silicon better than copper?
Step aside copper and make way for a better carrier of information -- light.
Jellyfish protein could be used to power nanodevices
Caltech researchers design a new nanomesh material
(PhysOrg.com) -- Computers, light bulbs, and even people generate heat—energy that ends up being wasted. With a thermoelectric device, which converts heat to electricity and vice versa, you can harness that ...
'Slow light' on a chip holds promise for optical communications
A tiny optical device built into a silicon chip has achieved the slowest light propagation on a chip to date, reducing the speed of light by a factor of 1,200 in a study reported in Nature Photonics (published online Septem ...
Creating light sources for nanochips
New findings promising for 'transformation optics,' cloaking
Researchers have overcome a fundamental obstacle in using new "metamaterials" for radical advances in optical technologies, including ultra-powerful microscopes and computers and a possible invisibility cloak.
Imec's SiGe MEMS technology platform improves performance of state-of-the-art MEMS
Imec researchers demonstrated the value of its SiGe above-IC MEMS technology platform for improving performance of state-of-the-art MEMS with the development of new MEMS devices. The new devices are a 15µm ...
A pinch of light: Laser 'tweezers' for medicine, communications and harvesting energy
Star Trek fans will remember "tractor beams," lasers that allowed the Starship Enterprise to trap and move objects. Tel Aviv University is now turning this science fiction into science fact -- on a nano scale.
Researchers analyze the future of transistor-less magnonic logic circuits
More than meets the eye to staying awake, alert
Think twice before falling asleep alongside the glare of your computer and TV screens: exposure to dim light from ordinary room lights, computer screens and other electronic devices late at night may be interfering with our ...
NREL Finds a Way to Give LEDs the Green Light
(PhysOrg.com) -- Light bulbs that last 100 years and fill rooms with brilliant ambiance may become a reality sooner rather than later, thanks to a National Renewable Energy Laboratory discovery.
Samsung Introduced New MP3 Players With Transparent Touch AMOLED Display
Samsung Electronics recently unveiled two MP3 players designed for the media savvy and those concerned with managing their personal well-being.
Light-generating transistors to power labs on chips
(PhysOrg.com) -- What started out as 'blue-sky' thinking by a group of European researchers could ultimately lead to the commercial mass production of a new generation of optoelectronic components for devices ...
Philips electronic skin technology enables new chameleon-like ambience designs
(PhysOrg.com) -- Philips Research has developed a novel color e-paper technology that opens up new design opportunities for personalizing electronic devices. This means that the color and appearance, of the ...